tracking The previous week had a larger decrease (7.6%)
The major manufacturers have reduced their consumption (illustration). — G .VARELA/20 MINUTES
Electricity consumption decreased of 5.4%, last week, in France, compared to the average from 2014 to 2019, and 6.6% over the last four weeks, according to data published on Tuesday by RTE, manager of the transport network of ;electricity; French. “If France consumes less, it’s mainly due to the large industrialists who have reduced their consumption. their consumption, (…) of the order of what we experienced in 2008” during the financial crisis of the subprimes, had analyzed, Monday, the president of RTE, Xavier Piechaczyk, at the microphone of Radio Classique.
Electricity consumption by households and the tertiary sector has also decreased, but to a lesser extent. Over the past few weeks, she's also been “difficult” to evaluate due to school vacation periods and public holidays, according to RTE. Without a tariff shield, manufacturers are bearing the full brunt of the explosion in energy prices, while households are “much more protected” had underlined Xavier Piechaczyk. “It’s a reduction in production, so it’s not necessarily good economic news,” he added, adding that the “only” ;” good news was about safety. electricity supply.
This decrease is slightly less significant than the previous week, when electricity consumption; had gone down by 7.6 % over one week and by 6.8 % over four weeks, compared to the average from 2014 to 2019. In the midst of the energy crisis, RTE set up weekly monitoring of electricity consumption. in metropolitan France – accessible from its website – for better “control of consumption” during fall/winter 2022-2023.
The consumption data indicated by RTE has been ; summer “In line with normal temperatures for the period” and are therefore independent of the exceptionally mild values recorded in France in October and November. The sobriety plan of the government, presented on October 6, provides for a reduction in energy consumption of 10% over the next two years in France compared to 2019, and of 40% by ; 2050.